• Jacksonville motorcyclist is fourth biker killed in three days


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - RELATEDJacksonville man killed on newly-purchased motorcycle

    Three motorcyclists died in crashes over the weekend, and another motorcyclist was killed Monday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.        

    JSO said on Facebook that "it appears vehicles all turned in front of them. At this time, it appears the motorcyclists are not at fault. Investigations are continuing."

    The first crash occurred on Saturday night. 28-year-old Luke Porter was killed when a Chrysler failed to yield to Porter while he was making a left turn, and struck him on Main Street. According to Porter's Facebook account, Porter said he purchased the motorcycle as a birthday present to himself a few weeks prior to the accident. 

    On Sunday, two more motorcyclists were killed in Jacksonville.

    Alexander Lee Nearbin, 25, died early Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Belfort Road and West Gate Parkway, police said. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded and pronounced Nearbin dead at the scene.

    The third motorcyclist, identified as 23-year-old Dillon M. Mullis, was in a traffic accident in the 41000 block of Herschel Street. Police said Mullis was traveling southbound on Herschel Street, approaching Beverly Avenue. He struck an SUV that was turning left from Beverly Avenue and was ejected from his motorcycle. 

    On Monday, shortly after 5 a.m., the fourth victim, Randell Boyer, 35, hit a school bus that was making a left turn onto Camille Avenue.

    The bus had turned in front of Boyer, and Boyer was not at fault in the crash, JSO said.

    Boyer was ejected from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to JSO.

    Boyer's mother Barbara says her son was on his way to work when he was killed. 

    "Ain't nobody is never ever going to forget him. Everybody is going to have him in his heart," Boyer said. “He got him some land he was going to build a house on, and I guess it won’t happen now."  



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